Maurie Fields

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Maurie Fields
Born 4 August 1926
Manly, New South Wales.
Died 18 December 1995(1995-12-18) (aged 69)
Melbourne, Australia.
Other names Maurice Fields
Occupation Comedian, television actor, Vaudevillan.
Years active 1967-1995
Spouse(s) Val Jellay (1960–95)
Children Marty Fields

Maurie Fields (4 August 1926 – 18 December 1995) [1] was an Australian vaudeville performer, actor and stand-up comedian. He became a well-known face on television thanks to his dramatic roles, as the conniving John Quinney in ABC TV's Bellbird, as well as in soap operas on commercial television including Cop Shop, The Box, Prisoner (a small part playing "crooked" screw, Leonard "Len" Murphy) and in The Flying Doctors, publican Vic Buckley. He was also a regular as Fred Farrell in situation comedy series Bobby Dazzler (1977) and did regular comedy segments on Hey Hey It's Saturday. He was also the editor of the jokes pages of the Australasian Post magazine for many years, a role continued by his son Marty after Maurie's passing.

Personal life[edit]

Fields was the son of an accountant and married twice. His first wife was Dorothy and they had three children, Lorraine, Eileen and Alan. He then married the actress Val Jellay, who was also his screen wife in The Flying Doctors. They played publicans Vic and Nancy Buckley. He was the father of comedian Marty Fields. He died on 18 December 1995, from a heart attack.

Fields was inducted into the Logie Awards, Logie Hall of Fame in 1996. The second posthumous honour, with the award being accepted by his wife, Val Jellay

During the first Hey Hey It's Saturday reunion show, Fields was rotocaptured into the set so that he was able to do the "Great Aussie Joke" with his son Marty.

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